Our multidisciplinary management team comes from a variety of backgrounds such as Finance, Military, Communications, Transport, OEM and EMS. This diversity allows us to better understand our customer’s challenges and to offer a wide range of solution tailored to their specific needs.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Technology category, Michel Farley is a seasoned businessman and a born entrepreneur. He founded Varitron Technologies in 1991 with fewer than half a dozen employees.
In a highly complex and competitive industry, Varitron Technologies stood out immediately, thanks to superior production quality and strong customer commitment. Michel very quickly made his presence felt within the company, making sure to be personally involved in all facets of production. Today, he is at the helm of a company experiencing strong growth despite the clouds of uncertainty hanging over the global economy. Varitron Technologies, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011, is now Québec’s largest electronics assembly company, according to Les Affaires newspaper.
Dedicated to helping the community, he just started the social project Réussite Rive-Sud to prevent school dropout and is actively involved with a consultation group to stimulate entrepreneurship in Québec. Over the years, he has also contributed to the growth of several startup companies.
Vice President, Finance and Controller
Serge Laflamme is a certified management accountant (CPA-CMA) and holds a bachelor of business administration degree (BBA) from HEC Montréal. An executive member and shareholder of Varitron Technologies Group, he has more than 20 years of experience in the electronics, energy (Norcan/Calex) and banking (Laurentian Bank) industries.
Serge is also actively involved in the community, and is co-founder and treasurer of a co-operative food service that enables disadvantaged schoolchildren to have healthy and balanced daily meals.
Vice President – Sales and Business Developement
Patrice is a results-driven executive with more than 17 years of experience in the industry. He worked previously with CMC Electronics and Ultra Electronics, and he has solid experience in technology transfer and military applications.
Patrice has IPC Class 3 training and is an active IPC and SMTA member. Patrice’s former positions (business unit manager, director of operations, supply chain manager and others) have enabled him to build an extensive understanding of how to align Varitron’s manufacturing and supply-chain strategies with customers’ needs.
Vice President – Project Management and Customer Relationship
Marc-André Beaulieu cumulates more than fifteen years of international experience in software solutions deployment and in engineering services and projects management within multiple industries such as energy, consumer goods, automotive and aeronautics. Having participated to multiple projects relying on state of the art technology and business practices, Marc-André has developed a solid expertise in operational excellence as well as in customer and employee experience management.
Member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, Marc-André Beaulieu holds a technical degree in aeronautical construction from the ÉNA in St-Hubert, a bachelor’s degree in automated production engineering from the École de Technologie Supérieure, an engineering master’s degree from the EPF in France and an EMBA from McGill & HEC Montreal.
Vice President – Operations
Francis Mercier has more than 20 years of experience in industrial automation (Fédico), product development and industrial processes (Télécité, Alstom). He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Université de Sherbrooke and is a member in good standing of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
As a partner in the start-up of two businesses and a skilled growth manager, he has developed extensive expertise in product development (mechanical, electronic and software), lean management/lean manufacturing, industrial transfer and product lifecycle management.